Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher, imperialist,[5] and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy.

1793

French Revolutionary figure, Jean-Paul Marat, murdered in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday who was delivering a list of those to be guillotined.

Poet John Clare born in Helpston, England.

1798
William Wordsworth, on a walking tour through the Wye Valley, visited the ruins of Tintern Abbey and a few miles farther composed a poem about them called "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey".

1821
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee.

1865
P. T. Barnum’s American Museum is destroyed by fire in New York City.

1923

The Hollywood Sign is dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, California.
Originally the sign said 'Hollywoodland", the last four letters of the sign were removed in 1949.

1942
Guitarist and singer Roger McGuinn (Byrds) born in Chicago.

1966
Eight student nurses murdered in a Chicago dormitory by Richard Speck, who sported the tattoo “Born to Raise Hell”.



Today from Chamber's Book of Days


French Republican Calendar
Messidor 25 Pintade